4.1 out of 10

Spear St, Financial District

Ranked 8th best street in Financial District
37.7919182619983 -122.393284970453
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5

"Smelly by night, fresh baked goods by day"

I don't know what it is about Spear but it smells every time I walk down it at night. Especially the closer I get to Market Street. It's not that far off from the Ferry Building and the lovely Embarcadero so if you can escape over one block and still get to where you are going, go for it.

During the day there is enough going and enough places cooking that those smells compensate and take over, like Specialty's Bakery. Yum!

All in all, Spear is just a means to an end. You can't get a cab there to save your life (or your feet).
  • Hard to grab a cab there
Recommended for
  • Singles

"Dark and gloomy by night...sunny and breezy by day...."

Just two blocks over from The Embarcadero, Spear Street runs only from Market Street to Bryant. Mostly fronted with concrete structures (office buildings, parking garages, etc.), Spear Street does have the mandatory Starbucks-on-the-corner at Howard. A couple of years ago Walgreens opened a store at Mission and Spear, bringing sorely needed legal pharmaceuticals to the neighborhood. To think, forty years ago this was a TERRIBLE neighborhood - now you can't buy a place to live for less than $400K!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

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